Top 10 Places To See In South Africa
Places To See In South Africa: Africa as a continent that has so many tourism potentials and each country in the continent strive to harness it own though only few countries like Kenya and few other countries in eastern and central Africa could be said to really harnessing their’s as best places to see in South Africa. South Africa is one of the countries in Africa that has so many places to be visited to experience the beauty of nature and other exciting features. Today, I bring to you the Top 10 places to see in south Africa.
1. CAPE TOWN AND CAPE PENINSULA
This is Southern Africa’s most visited city. It is one of the most beautiful and romantic city in the country and also serve as a very attractive place to tourists. The physical landscape and setting of these city is extraordinarily beautiful.
One of the most important feature giving it such a beautiful landscape is the Table mountain regarded as Hoerikwaggo by the pre-colonial inhabitants meaning the mountains in the sea. This Table mountain divides the city into distinct zones like the; residential areas, public gardens, hiking routes, vineyards, forest and wilderness.
In Cape Town in the morning, you can hang out with baboons and zebras, enjoy your lunch at an Atlantic seaboard bistro, tipple at a Constantia wine estate in the afternoon and enjoy yourself at the long night clubs.
2. THE WINELANDS
This is a superb wine producing area and indeed, the best in the country. What makes this place ideal for vine growing is the microclimate imposed on the area by the beautiful mountain ranges around Stellenbosch and Franschhoe.
Are you going for a Tour in South Africa? Then include this place to your list to discover the award-winning South African wine and cuisines as you move through the wine routes which would lead you to green valleys and historical wine estates.
3. GARDENS ROUTE
This is a great route that snaked from Mossel Bay to the Storms River. Also known as the South African Eden, the route passes through areas of natural wonders and gives adventurers the food their eyes seek.
The area is beautiful and charming, consisting of several natural creatures to wow it visitors. In there, about 300 species are there to welcome you with their sounds. Also, you would encounter coral reefs, dolphins, seals, and even whales( the whales are normally seen in bays notably the Plettenberg Bay, a hotspot for whales).
If there is any place you must have heard of in South Africa, it should be Johannesburg. Some call it Jo’burg, while others short form it as JNB. What ever name you call it, this is the South African ‘City of Gold’.
This is the largest city in South Africa, A city with an endless opportunities for shopping, entertainment, freedom tours and other activities that would waoh… Your imaginations, visit here today and fill your eyes with the beautiful views.
5. KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
This is the largest games reserve in South Africa located in the Limpopo province. If you are the type that loves natural reserves, then this place will impress you with it numerous diversity of plants and animals.
There are about 336 types of trees, 49 species of of fishes present in the natural water bodies, 34 types of amphibians, 114 different reptiles, 507 species of birds and about 147 kinds of mammals scattered spatially in the national park giving it the impression to keep you around. It also a home to archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela.
6. THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND
These are complex limestone caves where human fossils dating back to the birth of Man had been discovered. It is located about 50km away from Johannesburg. To take a long and appreciate the work of nature.
7. ROBBEN ISLAND
this is an island located in Table Bay, Cape Town. It is oval in shape and relatively flat raised only a few meters above sea level. This island was were Former freedom fighter and President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years out of the 27 years he spent in prison. Two other South African presidents were also imprisoned there, the first been Kgalema Motlanthe and the second been the present President, Jacob Zuma.
this is a historical tstructure close to Johannesburg known for it strict resistance and anti-apartheid activities. It was a major town during this regime and suffered a lot from violence during the apartheid regime.
Take a visit to this place and learn about what happened during the apartheid regime.
this is a lively area of beaches and marine parks with a lot of surfers catching fun, it is the 3rd largest largest city in South Africa. It is located in the South African sunshine city and have everything you need to catch fun. You would come with a sunglass if you normally get disturbed by sun.
You could spend a whole day at the beach watching the surfers and marine animals displaying.
10. WILD COAST
This rugged and untamed coast give rise to deserted beaches, the views of dolphins, hiking trails, gambling, golf, mystical believes amongst other things. Visit this place today and have your mind filled with it everlasting memories.